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Mothers of Misfits
94: Mastering the IEP Process | Shelley Kenow
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94: Mastering the IEP Process | Shelley Kenow education iep special needs Feb 15, 2022

Master IEP Coach, Shelley Kenow, tells us what to expect in the IEP process and how to successfully advocate for our child's unique needs in school.

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91: Making Family Photos a Positive Experience | Don Orkoskey
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91: Making Family Photos a Positive Experience | Don Orkoskey special needs Jan 25, 2022

Despite the smiling faces, a family photography session is usually a chaotic, stressful scene. The pressure to capture the "perfect shot" is amplified when your child has...

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Mothers of Misfits
90: Parenting a Child with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, & Dyscalculia | Kathryn Garforth, Ph. D.
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90: Parenting a Child with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, & Dyscalculia | Kathryn Garforth, Ph. D. dyslexia special needs Jan 18, 2022

Kathryn Garforth, Ph. D. is an Educational Consultant specializing in Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Autism and other Low Incidence Special Needs. Diagnosed with dyslexia,...

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88: A Pediatrician's Perspective on Advocating for Misfits | Dr. Alisa Minkin, MD
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88: A Pediatrician's Perspective on Advocating for Misfits | Dr. Alisa Minkin, MD autism special needs Jan 04, 2022

Dr. Alisa Minkin is a pediatrician and mother to six adult children, one of whom has a rare diagnosis. She shares her journey of getting answers for her daughter, finding...

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85: Financial Planning for Special Needs | Matt Oxenreiter
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85: Financial Planning for Special Needs | Matt Oxenreiter down syndrome long term illness special needs Dec 14, 2021

Matt Oxenreiter is a Certified Financial Planner and the founder of Midway Financial. He has 4 adult children, one of whom has Down Syndrome. Matt and Emily discuss practical...

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Mothers of Misfits
79: The Link Between Executive Functioning and Self Esteem | Sara-Louise Ackrill
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79: The Link Between Executive Functioning and Self Esteem | Sara-Louise Ackrill add/adhd autism behavior special needs Nov 02, 2021

Sara-Louise Ackrill, founder of Wired Differently, talks about the connection between executive functioning and self-esteem. She also shares personal stories of managing autism...

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69: Parenting on Your Terms | Ashley Farrar
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69: Parenting on Your Terms | Ashley Farrar add/adhd autism special needs Jun 22, 2021

Ashley was diagnosed with ADHD soon after her daughter was diagnosed with autism. After receiving conflicting advice from doctors, Ashley talks about her decision to trust her...

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68: Parenting a Child With Sensory Processing Disorder | Dayna Abraham
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68: Parenting a Child With Sensory Processing Disorder | Dayna Abraham special needs Jun 15, 2021

Dayna was in shock as she sat across from the school principal and was told, “You need to find out what’s wrong with your son.” Soon after, Dayna discovered...

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66: How to Prepare for the IEP Meeting | Leeza Woodbury
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66: How to Prepare for the IEP Meeting | Leeza Woodbury special needs Jun 01, 2021

Leeza Woodbury has been through five rounds of IEP meetings for her 5-year-old son, and has many more to come. She shares her tips, tricks, and resources for managing the...

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64: Parenting a Child with Symbrachydactyly | Natalie Fries
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64: Parenting a Child with Symbrachydactyly | Natalie Fries special needs symbrachydactyly top 10 episodes 2022 May 18, 2021

Natalie’s joy quickly turned to panic when she looked down at her newborn baby and realized that her hand was not fully formed. Now, several years and several surgeries...

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61: How to Pick Your Battles | Lindsay Lapaquette
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61: How to Pick Your Battles | Lindsay Lapaquette autism special needs Apr 27, 2021

As the parent of a misfit, you’re on a the “frontlines” of advocating for your child. That can mean a lot of tough conversations. Lindsay Lapaquette, a mom of...

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57: Parenting a child with KAT6A | Audrey Conley
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57: Parenting a child with KAT6A | Audrey Conley kat6a special needs top 10 episodes 2022 Mar 30, 2021

Audrey and her husband knew something was different about their son moments after his birth. But it took 10 years to get an accurate diagnosis. Join Audrey and Emily as they...

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